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Live From the Tokyo Olympics: ARD/ZDF adjusts; production control rooms in Mainz play key role

When German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF originally made their Tokyo Olympics plans, they included a studio with a view to Rainbow Bridge and a control room for the studio as well as edit facilities and more. The studio location, which is shared with Austria’s ORF and Switzerland’s SRG (each has their own studio), is […]  More

Live from the Tokyo Olympics: Russia’s Channel One embraces EVS-IPD-VIA

Channel One Russia is delivering 12 hours of live sports content to viewers back home and its production philosophy is unique this year: a production gallery that is integrating commercials and other elements here in Tokyo and then sending a complete show back home. It is also the first Olympic broadcaster to use EVS IPD-VIA  More

Live from the Tokyo Olympics: Karl Malone on the move to immersive audio and keeping remote commentators connected

Karl Malone, NBC Sports and NBC Olympics, director, sound design, says that the 2o2o Olympics is truly the audio Olympics. And while he jokes that he says that every Olympics, it’s hard to argue this time around as next-generation immersive audio, with 5.1.4 (think regular surround sound with four additional channels overhead to give height […]  More

Mobile Viewpoint returns as an SVG Europe Platinum sponsor

Mobile Viewpoint, a global provider of mobile live streaming solutions and AI-based technologies for broadcast, has renewed its sponsorship of SVG Europe. The company, which launched an AI division, IQ Video Solutions, last year, has continued to innovate in 2021. Highlights include the integration of Starlink, a satellite-based broadband internet system, as part of its […]  More

Live from Tokyo Olympics: ARD/ZDF has studio presence but production shifts home to Mainz

When German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF originally planned out their Tokyo Olympics plans, they included a studio with a view to Rainbow Bridge and a control room for the studio as well as edit facilities and more. The studio location is shared with Austria’s ORF and Switzerland’s SRG (each has their own studio), is […]  More

Back in the Game 2021: Pictures from SVG Europe’s first in-person event in more than 18 months

SVG Europe’s Back in the Game, sponsored by MediaKind, took place at Kings Place in London on the afternoon of 28 July, featuring a series of fireside chats and the opportunity to network. The event welcomed key figures from this year’s summer of sport who shared their insights, experiences and challenges working on Euro 2020, […]  More

Live from Tokyo Olympics: OBS director of digital content production Matt Millington on widgets, athlete moments, and VR

Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) puts a lot of energy and time into digital fan engagement offerings so what happens when the fans aren’t in the stands supporting their nation, and cheering on their friends and family? For OBS it meant filling the gap with a new type of digital experience, one that not only can […]  More